The highest paychecks go to Engineering Senior Project Managers, who earn an average $143K per year, closely trailed by Engineering Project Managers (about $91K), Project Engineers ($77K), and Structural Engineers (around $73K). Civil Engineers in Training are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $56K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $56K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of HDR, Inc. employees (28 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $74K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $98K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Omaha, Neb. ($84K), New York, N.Y. (about $82K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $62K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $97K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $146K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Licensed Architects also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $110K per year. HDR, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), Civil & Environmental Engineering — these employees rake in $139K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $92K per year. Engineering Design is a popular skill in the HDR, Inc. workforce; over a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.